Publications & Presentations

Ormsbee, J. Todd

Publications & Presentations

The Meaning of Gay: Publicity, Community, and Interaction among Homosexual Men in 1960s San Francisco (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2010). link

“Overcoming Domination through Self-Representation: Gay Men’s Experience in 1960s San Francisco” in Social Thought and Research 26:1 & 2 (2005)

Articles (in progress, scheduled to be out for peer review Fall 2011)
“Journey to Unbelief: A Theory of the Psycho-Social Process of Leaving a Tightly Scripted Religious Community”
“Emotion, Interaction, and Leaving Mormonism”
“Experience, Culture, & Meaning-Power: John Dewey’s Instrumentalism as Theory & Method for Research on Sexuality”

Encyclopedia Entries
"Queer Theory and American Studies" in The Encyclopedia of American Studies, edited by Miles Orvell (John Hopkins University Press, forthcoming) link.
“Scholarship and Academic Study, GLBTQ,” in The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture, edited by David Gerstner (Routledge: New York, 2006).
“The Commodity” in American Material Culture: An Encyclopedia, eds. Miriam Forman-Brunell, Helen Sheumaker, and Shirley Wajda (New York: ABC-CLIO, 2002).

Book Reviews
Mark T. Decker and Michael Austin, editors, Peculiar Portrayals: Mormons on the Page, Stage, and Screen. Reviewed for American Studies, Fall 2011.
Benjamin Shephard, Queer Political Performance and Protest. Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology, forthcoming.
Timothy Hodgdon, Manhood in the Age of Aquarius: Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities. Reviewed in American Studies Summer 2010.
Eithne Lulbhéld and Lionel Cantú Jr, edidtors. Queer Migrations: Sexuality, U.S. Citizenship, and Border Crossings. Reviewed in American Studies, Summer 2006 (forthcoming).
David K. Johnson, The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. Reviewed in American Studies, Fall 2004.
Nan A. Boyd, Wide Open Town: A History of Queer San Francisco to 1965. Reviewed in Western Historical Quarterly, Summer 2004.

Papers Presented
“Unbelief among Ex-Mormons: The Psycho-Social Process of Leaving a Tightly Scripted Religion” Pacific Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, March 2011
“Withdrawal from Mormonism: Toward a Model of the Psycho-Social Processes of Leaving a Tightly Scripted Religious Community” Midwest Sociological Society, St. Louis, MO, March 2011
“As Sexual Cultures Collide: Thinking about the Historical Transformations of Sexuality in the Age of Globalism” Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, Palo Alto, CA, August 2006
“Effective Freedom, Self-Realization, and Democratic Community” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy [American Pragmatism], March 2005
“Knowledge, Experience and Desire: From Cultural Theory to Cultural Method” American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 2004
“‘For Those in Our Community’: Discursive Strategies of Gay Male Community Building in The LCE News, 1961-2 San Francisco” American Studies Association, Houston, TX, November 2002
“For the Eternal Plan of Happiness: Mormonism, the Construction of the Eternal Family, and the Ex-Gay Movement” Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL, April 2000
“The Erotics of Family Values and the Formation of Ex-Gay Subjectivity” Mid-America American Studies Association, Kansas City, MO, March 2000
“Disappearing Acts: American Studies, Sexual Discourse, and Queerness” Mid-America American Studies Association, Iowa City, IA, March 1998